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Production Area Manager

Date: Jun 11, 2021

Location: Sheffield, GB, S13 9WH

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.


JELD-WEN (NYSE:JELD), founded in 1960, is one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, with more than 22,000 employees operating in 24 countries globally. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, JELD-WEN designs, produces and distributes an extensive range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminium windows and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodelling of residential homes and non-residential buildings. 


Our products and services afford us the opportunity to enter peoples’ workplaces, homes and daily lives. With this privilege comes great responsibility to ensure that the products we deliver are reliable and enrich the places and lives that they touch. We bring beauty and security to the spaces that touch our lives.


We act with integrity, invest in people, inspire through innovation, deliver on our promises and improve every day. We are seeking talented individuals who share this purpose and values and want to excel in their field of expertise. We offer excellent benefits, a collaborative environment in which to apply your talent and a dynamic and growing company, with exceptional career progression opportunities.



Are you an experienced team leader looking for your next step?

Do you drive LEAN transformation and champion Continuous Improvement?


If you answered yes to the questions above, then stop your job search now, you’ve found your next role.


We’re looking for an experienced Production Area Manager to join our Sheffield Operations who will remodel production activities towards world-class performance; make continuous improvement standard practice to deliver quantified bottom line performance improvement. 


You’ll drive positive transformation throughout the site, build and mentor effective teams and drive employee engagement, involvement, and development. Safety, Quality and Productivity will be at the heart of all you do.


You will ensure that each of your respective departments has a “win the hour, win the day” mentality and offer a career roadmap for those talented individuals with the appetite to grow within our business



  • Maintain connection between hourly boards and the SQDCIP Gemba board. Ensure 3c actions are detailed, accurate and closed out, action all next steps.
  • Deliver continuous improvement processes impacting quality and productivity.
  • Be responsible for the product quality standards and the continuous improvement of these standards through system compliance and demonstrable 3c prioritisation and achievement.
  • Contribute to the 5s programme – maintain the 5s standards and enforce high standards of compliance through layered audits and Kaizen activities
  • Lead team to deliver quality checks, ensuring our customers get the best quality products and service improving the JELD-WEN brand
  • Own resource planning for operational activities to target and deliver weekly KPI’s to target
  • Work collaboratively with the Operations team in delivering and maintaining a savings pipeline / project opportunity of 5% of Costs of goods Sold (CoGS)
  • Work collaboratively with the Operations team in delivering a 3 % of (CoGS) productivity improvement year on year
  • Develop and challenge the production team to embed the lean tools, techniques and leadership behaviours – be an ambassador for the continuous improvement programme
  • Hold structured weekly 121’s with direct reports giving clear next steps by setting smart objectives for both technical and behavioural activities holding everyone accountable to deliver the business plan



  • Previous experience of working in a medium to large manufacturing environment
  • Proven experience of leading a team with varying levels of skills and experience
  • LEAN change implementation experience would be preferable
  • Experience working within a disciplined and system controlled environment.
  • Experience of working with a SQDCIP (or equivalent) production management
  • Previous experience of working in a Trade Union environment
  • Experience of a ‘Quality’ management culture or equivalent is desirable, not essential
  • Have the highest of personal standards with an ability to mentor and promote improvement through Lean techniques such as value stream mapping, 5s, standard work cellular flow, mistake proofing, total productive maintenance


Sound like a role you can sink your teeth in to? Then simply apply with your up-to-date CV using the button below or if you’ve got any questions at all get in touch directly with Chloe Pickering at




JELD-WEN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Unless explicitly requested or approached by JELD-WEN, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services